Lumia 1525 won't be T-Mobile US exclusive, rumored to sport Snapdragon 801 processor
The Lumia 1525 from Microsoft was leaked only yesterday by @evleaks, but the notorious leakster isn't finished with this rumored handset. Today, it's reported that not only will the Windows Phone be available through T-Mobile US, but it won't be carrier exclusive meaning consumers on both AT&T and Verizon may be able to get their hands on the device – as well as those who reside outside the US.
Since it'll be available alongside the Lumia 1520 in places, the Lumia 1525 is said to have some notable upgrades over its sibling, including the new Snapdragon 801 SoC (system on a chip).
The current Lumia 1520 utilizes the snapdragon 800, making this unannounced handset a worthy upgrade should reports showing differences between the SoC versions be anything to go by. The 801 includes support for DSDA (Dual SIM Dual Active) and eMMC 5.0 (for faster access to internal storage), while in some models improving CPU, GPU, ISP (image signal processor) and memory interface speeds.
Unfortunately, there's little else to go on, but we could be seeing early signs of some upgraded hardware. While we're filing this under rumor, anything is possible.
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My only hope is that it wouldnt be another long wait. If August/September is possible, I might just make a vow to Nokia. PS
If this is the same device that was rumoured but @NetLeaks months ago (was rumoured to be released september), then we expect this possibilities:
25/30 MP camera upgrade
2K display And last but not the least,
SOLAR CHARGE I know "Solar Charge" is a far hope, but I want to keep my fingers crossed.
There is hardly any other upgrade that will make a significant performance difference form the L1520.
Even a 25/30 MP isnt easily differentiated from a 20MP. Well maybe a different camera module, who knows? WELL I CANT WAIT!!!! I <3 NOKIA
That they want to make money? WP is behind Android in sales you know... O.o
But there is also a point. Over 90% of WP devices are runing 1,2 MHz prosessor and 512 MB ram. There is no point to make apps that requires more than that. No one makes apps for those 500 devices out there. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
I love my Lumia 1520.3 and I'm also thrilled that the 1525 will finally not be exclusive to AT&T.
I welcome this New Microsoft Era.